Lyceum vs Letran headlines NCAA triple-header

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NATIONAL Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 top-flight teams Lyceum Pirates and Letran Knights banner league action today as they battle in the marquee match set for 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Situated at first and third place, respectively, in the ongoing tournament, the Pirates (14-1) and Knights (10-4) go for the key win to fortify their place in the Final Four race as the elimination round winds up.

The Pirates have won back-to-back matches after being dealt their first defeat of the season.

Lyceum defeated the Mapua Cardinals, 92-76, last time around with reigning league most valuable player CJ Perez showing the way with 20 points.

“It’s a good game for us to prepare for our last three tough games,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson after their win.

Letran, meanwhile, has won three straight, giving its playoff push a major boost.

The Knights topped the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers in their last game on Sept. 28, winning 89-79, behind 16 points from NCAA player of the week Koy Galvelo and 14 points from veteran Bong Quinto.

Other games today are Emilio Aguinaldo College (4-11) against Mapua (4-11) at 12 noon, and Arellano University (4-10) versus JRU (2-13) at 2 p.m. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo